Bishop Moore wins an incredible double OT win over St, Thomas on an Abby Spalding free position shot to give the Hornets a 13-12 victory in the first game. Both goalies came up big late in the game and the OTs until Spalding's game winner.
In the nightcap it was St. Thomas with the grind it out 12-7 win over a game Lake Highland team as they repeat from last year.
A huge weekend crowd saw great lacrosse from start to finish!
We will be back tomorrow with the game recaps of the two finals and a LOT of pictures!
All lacrosse fans need to also give a big thanks to Jupiter and the many volunteers who made this event so special!
The good news?
It's only 261 more days until Martin Luther King's birthday . . . when we can start practicing again!
We've finally come down to the wire
STA vs LHP on the Boys' side and STA versus Bishop Moore on the Girls' side
Ft. Lauderdale versus Orlando
Spring break versus Mickey
Okay, I'll cut that short . . .
The crowds in Jupiter were enormous yesterday. Not sure about the ticket count but it had to be at least 1,500 at the peak.
Because it is a Friday at noon start there's a tendency for the early game fans to not stick around for the whole day.
Kind of a shame actually.
Where else do you get this type of entertainment for this long for so little money?
Became a fan of the sport, not just the team!
The four games were all entertaining and only one of them was a blow out. And that one revealed a heck of an offense, one that I thought w...
authored by Alex Kushel, photo via Jim Rassol for the Orlando Sentinel
he Bishop Moore Catholic High School girls lacrosse team is heading back to the state championship after defeating Ponte Vedra 19-12 in the state semifinals on Friday at Jupiter High School.
The Hornets(19-4) advanced to the state championship and will play St. Thomas Aquinas on Saturday at 4:05 p.m.
The Hornets dropped a contest to St. Thomas Aquinas in the regular season.
The Hornets, who were ranked No. 1 in the Super Six area rankings entering Friday, will play in the state championship for the first time since 2012, during which the school fell to Vero Beach.
“We played very well and we were patient and smart,” Bishop Moore coach Kelly Blystone said of Friday’s semifinal win. “We co...
Getting ready for the second game and the crowd is still coming in
Ponte Vedra looking for a return trip to the finals and Bishop Moore looking for their first final!
PV with the draw
Watson with the early goal at 24:37 for PV for the early 1-0 lead on a low left shot
Jean Kachris ties it for BM 7 seconds later after wining the loose ball.
PV with the draw
BM goalie Alexander with the save
Fast break ends in a one on one save by Alexander!
BM Stricker finds Hoffman on the crease for the 2-1 lead at 21:10
BM gains control again
Turnover on a middle pass leads to a fast break that is turned aside
BM with the ground ball but turns it over at the mid line
Shot wide by PV and they turn it over in front
Stricker goes down ...